Outer Banks Forum concert series returns with seven performances for 2022-23 season

Published 2:10 pm Wednesday, August 24, 2022

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The ever-popular Outer Banks Forum concert series has announced its return with a slate of performances that mix crowd pleasers with eclectic performers for seven acts for the 2022-23 season.

“When the maestro comes onstage to open our concert series this September with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the conducting baton will truly seem like a magician’s wand,” said David Connaughton, president of the Outer Banks Forum. “After our hiatus it is magical to be able to gather again and enjoy world-class performances here on the Outer Banks. We are thrilled.”

A thrilling line-up is in store for the season, remarked Connaughton.

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On September 17, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra (VSO) will kick off the season. Known as one of the nation’s leading regional orchestras, their performance will be presented in conjunction with The Bryan Cultural Series.

The Outer Banks Forum 2022-23 season continues following the VSO performance with:

Shadows of the 60s (October 22, 2022) – A tribute to the spirit, style and excitement of Motown music featuring the legendary hits of The Supremes, The Four Tops and Temptations.

Liverpool Legends (November 26, 2022) – A Beatles fan group hand-picked by Louise Harrison, sister of the late George Harrison of The Beatles.

Country Rewind (January 21, 2023) – Nashville recording artists Swearingen and Kelli present a toe-tapping nostalgic night of outlaw country music from the ’60s and ’70s.

Timeless (February 18, 2023) – Acoustical duo Bettman & Halpin’s self-stylings of American standards performed with joyful originality.

Classic Meets Cool (March 18, 2023) – Pianist Barron Ryan’s signature program of groovy classical, jazz renditions, pop tune arrangements and original works that weave a story with music and words.

Damn Tall Buildings (April 29, 2023) – An infectious mix of energy and enthusiasm, bluegrass at heart with influences of swing, ragtime, jazz and a hint of contemporary.

According to Connaughton, new subscribers were sent emails with personalized links to renew their seats for the season. Additionally, all tickets will be sold online with tickets to be printed at home.

For updated information about the Outer Banks Forum, visit outerbanksforum.org.